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The Three Phases of Jihadism

... namely ISIS, held a post-millenarian perspective, as opposed to Al Qaeda which was pre-millenarian. By the same token, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi independently developed a form of jihad that was mostly sectarian. He was far more focused on killing Shias than ... ... could target people far more precisely through phishing actions. This allowed them to build a mechanism that would lead to the Islamic State and to the Caliphate which was proclaimed in June 2014. However the post-millenarian organization, after a series ...


Escape from Responsibility: the U.S. Is Looking for a Way Out of Afghanistan

... days a plan for the American force withdrawal from Afghanistan, which must be completed in a year. In addition, about 3 million soldiers, veterans of the war in Afghanistan will receive an allowance from the federal government in the amount of 2.5 thousand dollars. ($7.5 billion in total). The adoption of the law by Congress is questionable, but it could be supported by both Republicans and Democrats. Kh Khalid Farooq: Pakistan Will Appreciate Russia Playing a More Active Role in the Region One of ...


Moscow’s Iraq strategy: Make lots of friends

... against it interfered with the Russia-Iraq weapons relationship. Then, after the US-led coalition’s overthrow of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein in 2003, Iraq got most of its weapons from the United States. Ambassador of Iraq to Russia: the War against Islamic State in Iraq is Won Under President Vladimir Putin, Russia has been trying to gradually rebuild its ties with Iraq on numerous levels. Moscow sees Iraq’s May 12 parliamentary elections as an opportunity to breathe new life into relations to ...


Islamic State after ISIS. Colonies without Metropole or Cyber Activism?

... terrorist groups will resist the temptation to employ this new method of unregulated financial transaction. Grigory Lukyanov: The Islamic State in Afghanistan: a Real Threat to the Region? How can Russian and US intelligence and security services cooperate ... ... Kathleen Hicks, Kim Cragin and Olga Oliker Among other things, you are an expert in the Cold War. At present, Russia and the USA are experiencing a period of tensions in their relationship. In your opinion, what should be done in order to overcome these ...


Breaking the U.S.-Russia Impasse: Keeping the Door Open to Dialogue

... participate in the third round of a conference on Afghanistan that involved 11 regional actors, and that had been organized by Moscow on April 14 2017. Just a day prior to Afghan conference, the U.S. dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb, MOAB, on an Islamic State positions in Afghanistan. In addition to opposing Russian talks with the Taliban, U.S. officials have accused Russia of providing arms to the Taliban, an accusation that has been officially denied by Moscow. Will it be possible to achieve a more concerted approach, involving both Washington and Moscow, in the Afghan peace talks? Will the threat of Islamic State activities be sufficient to bring Washington ...


Russia does not let its friends down

The central issue of Wednesday's meetings in Moscow was whether Russia would give in. An immediate change of policy was obviously not on the cards since it is not in Putin's nature to make sudden concessions under pressure. But will he gradually and incrementally pull the rug from under the Syrian president? According to Russian experts in Moscow, there are multiple reasons why the Kremlin will not. They range from concerns about future chaos in Syria in the aftermath of regime change to the damage...


New Syria Ceasefire: Same Old Story

... jihadists. It will eventually result in the ceasefire collapsing as there are always going to be groups trying to exploit this situation in their favor. As of now, there are only two organizations that everyone agrees to view as terrorists in Syria: the Islamic State of Iraq and the Greater Syria (ISIS) and Jabhat Fateh ash-Sham (former Jabhat an-Nusra). REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque Maxim Suchkov: A Subtle Approach: Lavrov and Kerry’s Agreement Besides, given recent rebranding of Jabhat an-Nusra which ...


Brexistentialism for useful innocents

... social media say that's what we should believe, and that thet “existential crisis” exists among Brexiteers in Great Britain too. Just ask new Tory foreign secretary and super Toff, Boris Johnson, who just last year (born in the USA, BoJo was a dual national) renounced his US citizenship in an unsuccessful attempt to become Prime Minister. But is all this consternation (Boris Johnson) and Machiavellian mendacity (Michael Gove) spawned by Brexit really indicative of existentialism,...


State Department speech reflects growing security risks in Central Asia

... last year. It is now also more difficult for Central Asians to work in Russia, in light of a recent hike in prices of monthly work licenses and the institution of expensive procedures and tests, like a Russian history and language test. Hundreds of thousands of migrant workers from Central Asia have even been banned from Russia, apparently from fear of ISIS foreign fighters returning en masse. Thousands of Central Asians, most of them young and male, are now returning home. This, coupled with a strapped ...


The Capture of Palmyra: Victory in Battle, but Not a Turning Point

... testifies to their readiness to retreat from Palmyra. It is precisely these airstrikes that made it evident the Syrian government would soon dare to push towards Palmyra. This historic area is somewhat isolated, being located far away from the major Islamic State-controlled territories along the Euphrates. With many sources of IS funding being cut off, it is more important for the militant group to spare strength for major territories than keep a large contingent in peripheral areas. ...


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